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Class Review: Preview Sweat Session at SweatBoxDC!

Class Review: Preview Sweat Session at SweatBoxDC!

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 7:48am
Overall Score: 
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Fun Factor: 
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Difficulty: 
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Instructor: 
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Date Attended: 
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 7:00pm
Price: 
Free Intro Class
Class Title: 
Push & Pull
Class Description: 

This week I had my first sweat session at SweatBox DC.  To sum up my whole experience, it was like a great night at the club meets one of the toughest workouts my body has ever felt.

Before class, our “SweatBoss” (or instructor), Adriana, introduced us to the Sweat Box method. Basically, each person gets their own station complete with weights (12-20 lb dumbbells), an XT Trainer and IC7 bike that is straight out of the future. Adriana quickly walked us through our equipment and helped us program our bikes with our age, weight, level of activity, and some other info to get our own FTW number. This number set a personal heart rate goal in various levels of work during our bike runs. The bike would flash a different color for each level/zone: White for the lowest; Red for the highest level.

Once the workout started, the lights in the room dimmed and we were led though an intense warm up to get the sweat flowing. Adriana then led us through a series of moves from jump squats, to XT rows, to push ups, to planks. Not one muscle was overlooked and the moves were simple enough to pick up quickly and run with. After about 5 minutes of strength, we got on our bikes from the future and pedaled through our different zones. Adriana would yell, “Get to the green!”, and we’d kick it up a notch until our bikes flashed green. The whole room would turn green to keep us on track. This active recovery is a big part of the SweatBox science and it was surprisingly challenging to remain in one zone for an extended period of time.

The class moved seamlessly from floor circuits to the bike for the full 50 minutes of class. Through all the sweat and hard work, our SweatBoss never missed a beat. She cheered us on, sang with the music, and corrected our form to make sure we got the most out of the workout. The absolute best part of the workout, however, were the ice cold towels handed out during our cool down. I was officially won over the second I grabbed one!

I would highly recommend this workout to anyone, and since the first class if free, there’s nothing to lose, except a whole lot of sweat!

 

Check out more reviews and workouts at my blog at getfitlikethat.com

 

Instructor Name: 
Adriana Sanchez
About the Instructor: 
Adriana was amazing! She was in your face, encouraging and funny all at the same time. That's exactly what you need to get you through this workout!
Bring: 
Water, extra towel and shirt (for the heavy sweaters)
Wear: 
Wear dry fit clothes, be prepared to get hot!
About the Author

Sharita Jennings is a group fitness instructor in the Washington D.C. area with a passion for creating fun and challenging workouts for people of all fitness levels.

Sharita teaches indoor rowing, boot camps, cardio, resistance training, and circuit training classes at RowVigor and VFitDC a fitness concierge service for residences and companies across the D.C metro area. Additionally, Sharita is the creator and author of the blog GetFitLikeThat.com where she offers tips and tricks to help people stay healthy and fit. You can join one of her workouts or contact her online coaching! To learn more about Sharita, visit her on Twitter and Instagram (@GetFitLikeThat) and check out her blog at http://www.getfitlikethat.com